The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

FBI Director James Comey visits SEGL

FBI Director James Comey visits SEGL

Last week the man at the heart of the maelstrom came to SEGL. FBI Director James Comey, whose decision not to indict Hillary Clinton for improper use of a private email server (and, later, to inform Congress he was reviewing additional emails ) have profoundly impacted the current Presidential campaign, spent over an hour with SEGL students in our main parlor.

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Amb. George Moose head Family/Homecoming Weekend speaker line-up

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Amb. George Moose head Family/Homecoming Weekend speaker line-up

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will headline a terrific line-up at this year’s SEGL Family/ Homecoming Weekend festivities! The Secretary will speak briefly and answer questions from the audience starting at 12:45pm on Saturday, October 15th.

Learning from Thomson Elementary: Books and Basketball

Learning from Thomson Elementary: Books and Basketball

Every Wednesday afternoon the third floor gym at Thomson Public Elementary School transforms. For just over an hour, dozens of 1st and 2nd graders look up at–and to–our SEGL students.

Longtime top Hillary Clinton speechwriter leads SEGL Master Class

Longtime top Hillary Clinton speechwriter leads SEGL Master Class

The SEGL Master Class: it is something of a trademark experience here. Several times a semester, our students present and defend a “deliverable” in front of a distinguished guest expert.

Israelis, Palestinians, and Fall 2016

Israelis, Palestinians, and Fall 2016

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is perhaps the greatest of all modern international challenges. Not only is it perniciously intractable; it also influences countless related contemporary problems.

Week Two: Lessons from Rwanda

Week Two: Lessons from Rwanda

Watching the 2004 PBS Frontline documentary <em>Ghosts of Rwanda</em> is an SEGL tradition. Since our first semester, the powerfully evocative film has captivated, alarmed, and inspired our students.

Week One: Leading Syrian activist; top diversity expert visit SEGL

Week One: Leading Syrian activist; top diversity expert visit SEGL

Week one of our Fall 2016 semester is complete, and our students are already leaving a positive impression. This week we hosted our first two guest speakers during our “Introduction to Ethical Decision Making” case study.

Fall 2016 Joins the SEGL family!

Fall 2016 Joins the SEGL family!

After one of the most newsworthy summers in memory and with the Presidential election on the horizon, our Fall 2016 cohort has arrived in DC.

Summer 2016 presents policy document to White House expert

Summer 2016 presents policy document to White House expert

What is it like to testify before Congress? To argue a case in front of the Supreme Court? In the final days of the Summer 2016 semester our students got a taste when they presented their capstone policy document to a leading White House expert on cyber warfare.

Black, Blue, and All: Summer 2016 confronts violence toward and by police officers

Black, Blue, and All: Summer 2016 confronts violence toward and by police officers

The day after the Dallas police shootings we gathered our 20 SEGL Summer Institute students together after Morning Meeting and read them a series of challenging, conflicting statements:

Iraq, Libya, and Crisis!  Summer 2016 with former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell; State Department attorney

Iraq, Libya, and Crisis! Summer 2016 with former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell; State Department attorney

Our final case study of the summer is a blockbuster that allowed our students to showcase much of the knowledge and many of the skills they have gained this summer.

Ethics Mash-up: Rwanda, Israelis and Palestinians, and The Second Amendment (with a side of Marco Rubio)

Ethics Mash-up: Rwanda, Israelis and Palestinians, and The Second Amendment (with a side of Marco Rubio)

Our Summer Institute days pack a powerful punch, and recent domestic and international events have heightened our purpose here. In the last week and a half we have confronted three complicated cases and visited with a former NRA President, the Executive Director of a leading gun control group, a former Assistant Secretary of State, genocide survivors, a former lead Palestinian negotiator, and President Bush’s lead Middle East advisor.

Summer 2016: Week One!

Summer 2016: Week One!

Our first week is in the books and it was jam-packed! Already we have launched our first two case studies, taken time out to see a blockbuster art exhibit, and learned a new sport.

Summer 2016 spreads its wings!

Summer 2016 spreads its wings!

Summer 2016 has arrived in DC and our newest students are off to a tremendous start! The five-week Institute focuses intensively on our core Ethics and Leadership program, while also allowing participants to enjoy the best summer offerings of our nation’s capital.

One week, four White House veterans, and a crisis simulation

One week, four White House veterans, and a crisis simulation

We ended our final academic week with White House-infused gusto! Our students also had the chance to showcase much of the knowledge and many of the skills they have gained this spring.

Social Venture Projects (or, taking SEGL home)

Social Venture Projects (or, taking SEGL home)

As the semester zooms toward its end, many of our students want to take a piece of SEGL home with them.

Justice, State, and ISIS

Justice, State, and ISIS

Have you ever looked into the eyes of the Assistant Attorney General and defended your ideas on combatting ISIS? What about the eyes of the State Department’s lead expert on counter-violent-extremist communications?

SAFE Club

SAFE Club

The first SEGL SAFE Club meeting was held during lunch on April 22 in the Lacy Room. Students, faculty and a few visitors sat with me and my co-founder Lebanos to discuss internalized stereotypes.

Mosques, Munchkins, and Mandatory Minimums

Mosques, Munchkins, and Mandatory Minimums

“If you take nothing else from today’s talk, remember this: change is the only constant, and you had better embrace it.

Service at SEGL: Books and Basketball

Service at SEGL: Books and Basketball

ONE TWO THREE, EYES ON ME! ONE, TWO, EYES ON YOU! Every Wednesday afternoon for just over an hour, dozens of 1st and 2nd graders look up at–and to–our SEGL students.